Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was indicted yesterday with multiple corruption charges including fraud, breach of trust, falsifying corporate records, receiving illicit benefits, and tax evasion. This is the first time that a former Israeli prime minister has been indicted for criminal charges.
When we say “Shavua Tov,” or “good week,” at the end of the Havdalah service on Shabbat, we bid goodbye to last week, and welcome in a new week’s opportunities and experiences. Before you do that, here is TC Jewfolk’s news in review, our highlights of the top five Jewish news stories or editorials that […]
This is a Guest Column by Jenna Zark, a Jewish playwright and Twin Cities freelance writer. Wednesday night I attended an event at the Sabes JCC in honor of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian terrorists in June 2006. I heard about it through a friend, who also sent me a news story […]
Sunda Croonquist is half-black, half-Swedish, Roman Catholic by birth and a convert to Judaism. She is also a comedian who – until recently – joked about the craziness of her Jewish mother-in-law in night clubs around the country and on Comedy Central. But not anymore. Recently, Sunda’s mother-in-law decided that enough was enough. So she […]
We are living in the age of social media, Britney Spears, and President Obama. We are defined by Iraq, 9-11, grass-roots organizing, global warming and culture wars. But is our generation a different type of Jew? A different breed of Jewish leader? How are our lives and values different from those of our Bubbe’s generation? […]
It is hard to say what is weirder – listening to Lady Gaga do a fake orgasm on stage in Tel Aviv or watching her get on her hands and knees, crawling towards the screaming Israeli audience in a blue sequined outfit as she sings “Shalom Aleichem, Shalom my friends.” Hmm . . . Tough […]
Exactly fifteen years and one month after Ahmad Vahidi and other Iranian terrorists masterminded the destruction of Argentina’s Jewish Community Center in a murderous attack that killed 85 and wounded 240 innocent Argentinian civilians, Iran’s “re-elected” President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has nominated the man for Defense Minister.
On September 2nd at 7:00pm, Temple Israel in Minneapolis will host Ann Lewis, the former Senior Advisor to Hillary Clinton, and former Director of Communications and Counselor to President Bill Clinton, for an AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) community briefing. Ms. Lewis will speak about “Taking a Stand and Making an Impact: Why Our […]
Last week, an eight-year saga involving a sex-crazed and homeless Orthodox Jew in Israel who refused to divorce his wife and thus kept her “chained” to their marriage under Jewish law, finally came to an end. The Jerusalem Post reports that the man had been told eight years ago by a rabbinic court that he […]
Within the last two months, three money-laundering conspiracies have been exposed, each implicating a handful Orthodox Rabbis, religious Jews, or Israelis. Last week, the Grand Rabbi of Spinka, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect, and four associates, plead guilty to criminal conspiracy as a result of a decade-long $8.5 million tax fraud and money-laundering scheme. Two weeks […]